Coronation Street’s Saeed Jaffrey tragically dies after brain haemorrhage

Saaed Jaffrey, former Bollywood actor and Corrie star, has tragically passed away at home following a brain haemorrhage


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Saeed Jaffrey collapsed at his London home and was unable to regain consciousness over the weekend, according to a statement from Jaffrey Associates.

He sadly passed away from a brain haemorrhage on Sunday; he was 86-years-old.

Saeed’s passing was announced publicly on Facebook by his niece, Shaheen Aggarwal, who posted a moving tribute to her beloved uncle.

It read: "Today, a generation of Jaffreys has passed away. Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing in the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally."

Shaheen ended her tribute with an emotional farewell to her talented uncle, writing: "The entire Jaffrey Family bids you, ‘adieu’, you beautiful, beautiful man.

“See you in heaven!"


The Bollywood veteran has starred in countless movies and TV shows, including Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, A Passage to India, and the infamous Tandoori Nights.

However he is most famous in the UK for his role as Ravi Desai, who took over the running of the Corner Shop on Coronation Street in 1999.

His character later left Weatherfield due to family issues, selling his empire of convenience stores in the area to Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin).

Saaed leaves behind his wife, Jennifer Sorrell, and his three daughters.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this sad time.

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